Facebook Messenger

Proceed with caution
Facebook Messenger allows users to send instant messages back and forth through an internet connection without requiring a phone plan.
Social Networking

In-depth breakdown

Minimum Age Requirement
Messaging Capabillities
Allows text chat, group chat, video call, and voice call. Users have the ability to send links, video, and gifs. Has a ‘secret message’ feature that allows messages to disappear.
Location Sharing
Allows users to publicly share their location
Parental Controls
Specific users can be blocked from sending messages. Apple or Android parental controls can be used at the device level.
A Facebook Messenger account is linked to a user’s Facebook account. Anyone can message your child if they can find their Facebook account. Messenger also has a feature that allows people to share money back and forth.